Feb 26, 2013 9:00am PST
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Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
two months ago, let us take a whirl in the not so way back machine. >> real revenue growth is critically important as long as real cuts in spending if we're going to solve our long-term fiscal problem. i made it clear to the president that i would put a trillion dollars worth of revenue on the table if he were willing to put a trillion dollars worth of spending reductions on the table. we have to find a way to address this significant spending problem that we have and we need to find a way through tax reform to begin to grow our economy in a way that will create more jobs in our country. >> bipartisan stump and invoking the speaker of the house still isn't enough to buy the president any ground among republicans. as jake sherman writes in "politico" jump-start negotiations with obama and beaner have been slammed for engaging in secret talks with the president whose party doesn't trust. raise taxes and boehner is courting trouble in his conference and endangering his speakership. both are simply nonstarters. the "new york times" argues that tough love is the only way to go.
Feb 28, 2013 9:00am PST
from brazil. joining us now on pope watch from washington is msnbc contributor washington post columnist and senior fellow of governance studies at the brookings institute, the very accomplished and very wonderful e.j. deon. e.j., it's great to have you on the show. >> great to be with you. i love your prayerful beginning of this show. it was very appropriate to both the conclave and the sequester. >> well, yes. we're trying to tie it all up with a bow. even at the start of the show. e.j., i just read some stats that i think are actually pretty compelling as far as the face -- the face of the faith, if you will, in the 21st century. as someone who follows the vatican and the goings on m vatican very closely, i wonder what you think the likelihood is that the cardinals will choose someone who is not from europe to be the head of the church? >> i have to say i still think the odds are against it. partly if you look at the make-up of the college of cardinals, it's still the case that italians loom as the largest single group. it is possible, however, that something interesting cou